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by Brian Lynch
June 15th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2851

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Back on topic, Alex and the family wines are next level. Like K Leonard in a sea of talented NBA performers. Can’t wait for the ‘16. I thought the ‘15 was a ten. Their Amps must go to 11.
by Brian Lynch
May 18th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2253

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Larcis Ducasse.
by Brian Lynch
April 11th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1400
Views: 88645

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

14 Montafi was rock solid recently. What a vineyard and excellent winemaking by the team!
by Brian Lynch
April 11th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2126

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Maybe he meant

Napa Mountain Cab

Trout Gulch Chard Available by Request 😀
by Brian Lynch
April 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

Nathan Smyth wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
Brian Lynch wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 7:47 am
traveling with my children and their SOs aged 23-28
Are you a fundamentalist mormon?

I thought you guys were supposed to abstain from the ETOH.
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Fixed in bold. newhere

Great suggestions from the Board, feel free to add more, folks -- thanks!
by Brian Lynch
April 9th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Berlin and Austria Visit - Wine/Beer Help Please

I will be doing short visits in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck. I'd like to visit a wine bar, restaurant with good wine list and wine retail shop with good local collections in each stop. Any recommendations would be most welcome. I also will be traveling with children and SOs aged 23-28 and...
by Brian Lynch
April 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 28763

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Thanks guys. I grabbed a table at Haisous for an upcoming Thurs, which is listed as a day that they do corkage so I assume that will work. $25 is fine. How is the winelist? Hope the local couple we’re going with can deal with some different dishes. List is better than most. https://www.haisous.com/...
by Brian Lynch
April 2nd, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Highly recommend New Park Brewing in Hartford CT. Their 6.4% IPA has as much flavor as a DIPA and much better balance than a DIPA. HAs not been mentioned here so I thought I would pass it along.

https://www.newparkbrewing.com/
by Brian Lynch
March 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 28763

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was in town for a few days and could not get into the Michelin starred favorites but had a great meal at Cafe Lula. Three courses - all excellent. Plenty of good wines to pair. Went to Aviary, which is affiliated with Alinea. Have to admit it was pretty underwhelming from a taste and presentation st...
by Brian Lynch
March 28th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!
Replies: 19
Views: 2031

Re: Offered to donate a wine tasting for charity - REJECTED!

I had a similar experience a few years ago after about 10 successful ones. Took some wind out of our sails but would do again for the right cause or target group.
by Brian Lynch
March 22nd, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 815

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

Had a great dinner recently at Racine’s and want to go back to enjoy the bar with a group. What a great setup and wine list
by Brian Lynch
March 18th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Agree with Bud. The Hudson Valley beers are awesome and I’m not even a big fan of sours
by Brian Lynch
March 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 3530

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

Good picks.

Dennis, my go to sub-$100 wines would be

Cepparello
Felsina Rancia
Fontodi Vigna Del Sorbo
Ucceleira Brunello
Pian Dell’Orino Brunello
by Brian Lynch
March 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496896

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Gaudry Sancerre Rouge
Dethune BdB and Rose
Peter Michael SB
Arnould Rose
Aubert Chard
Rivers Marie Pinot and Chard
Boyer Martenot Bourg Rouge and Chard
by Brian Lynch
March 4th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1995

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

For those who do this frequently, do you have a rule of thumb for how long to DD before the dinner start time? Does it differ for burgs (Howard?) versus BDX or other reds?

I haven’t done this but plan to start experimenting with Barolo and BDX and then eventually red Burg
by Brian Lynch
March 3rd, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Congrats Rick!
by Brian Lynch
March 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1995

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

When you double it do you pour it into another decanter or bottle if the original bottle has sediment?
by Brian Lynch
January 21st, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2004 Lucia Susan's Hill Syrah

Thanks for the note. Bought a bunch of 05-08s. They were incredible young. At mid life they shut down a little and were pretty good and I was worried these may fade. Still have some as I was not in a rush to open the rest. Will have to try over a few days if they are not great out of the gate. These...
by Brian Lynch
December 12th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1310
Views: 61360

Re: What did you cook tonight?

My first SOUS VIDE EGG BITES a la Starbucks, with 50:50 heavy cream to Wegmans 4% cottage cheese, although I think I might substitute whole milk for some of the cream to reduce the calories . Mixed with a stick blender but there was still a little graininess, so next time I might use the Vitamix. I...
by Brian Lynch
September 19th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 9234

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

JohnP wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 3:29 pm
No soup for me, still climbing up the waitlist. But, did pickup a mag of 2016 Memento Mori this morning. The bottle etching is pretty rad!
I take it that it is a wine that drinks well young or, if not, you have a great crystal ball. :-)
by Brian Lynch
September 19th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 9234

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

I realize the '15 will easily sell out in the first wave, but if you have an allocation and you are on the fence or pass, as a PSA you are missing out on a really special wine. They hit it out of the park on this vintage especially with power and finesse and no over-extraction like most of the Napa ...
by Brian Lynch
September 8th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena
Replies: 33
Views: 1756

Re: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 6th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Togni - 1991 and 1994
Ridge - 1984, 1991, 1996, 1999
Montelena - 1978, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1996
Great suggestions
by Brian Lynch
August 16th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Reverse sear cooking method
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Reverse sear cooking method

I have been doing these as my go to cooking process for primordials since the OP (and a number of helpful PMs with Bill Tex). Bought a 12 pound strip steak primordial at Costco last week at $6.79 a pound. I usually but the Prime but the prices spiked and the delta for the non-prime made me want to g...
by Brian Lynch
August 8th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer 2018 release
Replies: 112
Views: 6867

Carlisle Summer 2018 release0

For me, 5 yrs from vintage seems to be a sweet spot, but I haven’t had any at 10. I had an 09 Montafi recently that was on a different planet from a big name Bedrock SVD that was 5 years old. The depth and precision were outstanding. I wouldn't age an SC long but the high end Carlisle SVDs do excep...
by Brian Lynch
August 8th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Shared a bunch of Tired Hands recent releases tonight. For me, my sweetspot for their beers are DIPAs and extra IPAs, just short of DIPAs in terms of abv and complexity. I could take or leave their milkshakes (which people stand in line for hours for on canning release days), flagship pale ale and b...
by Brian Lynch
July 27th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2722

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

I emailed him yesterday. He's in Europe, so there may be a delay if he's doing in-depth R&D :-)
by Brian Lynch
July 25th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4384

Burger Porn

kevin, I've not yet made, but do wish to soon, the cheese from Chef Steps. Was it as simple as the video makes it look and was the outcome what you wanted to have with a superior cheese like your cloth bound? Chris Chris, it really was pretty easy. However, it probably depends a lot on the cheese o...
by Brian Lynch
May 12th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

I've been under the weather but head to D.C. Thursday for five days, big conference. Anything in the D.C. beer scene that is can't miss? TIA. Short trip to Aslin - that's all I've got Good suggestion. Last time I was there Union Market had a butcher/sandwich shop with 10 beers on tap. They had Asli...
by Brian Lynch
April 22nd, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

PaulMills wrote:I opened a Weyerhaeuser Insanity and after taking two sips, poured it down the drain. I have liked this in the past but this was not good.
Too much pulp?
by Brian Lynch
April 10th, 2018, 2:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Masters Weekend Highlights
by Brian Lynch
April 10th, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Other Half
Go With the Flow

Crushable DDH IPA
by Brian Lynch
March 23rd, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks for the advice, Bud!
by Brian Lynch
March 19th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/J4X8K5Dl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co and Other Half Brewing Co. LAX 2 JFK TIPA 10.2% ABV Hopped with Citra, Motueka and Simcoe. This is the second time these two have gotten together to brew this legendary TIPA. At a little over a month old this has developed into an absolutely incre...
by Brian Lynch
March 16th, 2018, 5:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris
Replies: 5
Views: 349

ISO Beers: Aslin, The Veil, Bearded Iris

I had Aslin and Veil a few weeks ago. Seriously good - liked Veil a little better. If I venture south I will keep you in mind.
by Brian Lynch
March 13th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

I had a green from a batch about five weeks ago - delicious!
by Brian Lynch
March 12th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

BRhoades wrote:
Brian Lynch wrote:Tired Hands Triple
That stuff laying you sideways Brian ?

Cheers,

Bud
Indeed! 11% that tastes like 6%!!
by Brian Lynch
March 9th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Tired Hands Triple
by Brian Lynch
March 9th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Tired Hands Triple
by Brian Lynch
March 8th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

It was Alter Ego and I did not detect a big difference two weeks later, but the gurus may well have. Will do a controlled test at some point.
by Brian Lynch
March 5th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

This is beer drinking season for me so have had some great ones lately. The best are below: DC trip Aslin - Johann ... Peach The Veil - Uncle Cousin Tired Hands Visit Alien Church Things Behind the Sun PtY Hits Philly Week PtY PtE Supplication Fat Heads JuJu Port Mongo CBS It was a good week!
by Brian Lynch
March 5th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

I just learned recently about what Brent said above. I brought some TH to my favorite sushi bar and shared a can with some Beer geeks who were sitting next to me. They appreciated the beer but told me it was a bit “green” and would be even better in two weeks. Not sure if that rule applies to all IP...
by Brian Lynch
March 1st, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle
Replies: 83
Views: 5300

2017 Ridge Monte Bello Futures - $124/bottle

At what point does the American oak flavor integrate?
by Brian Lynch
February 13th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Tried the Trillium Scaled recently and it blew the socks off of a Fresh Hopslam and also bested a Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter

Separately ( in another sitting) gave high marks to the Tree House Alter Ego. Will need to do a Tree House/Trillium side by side soon against a Night Shift.
by Brian Lynch
February 9th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Just realized I have a Night Shift four pack I will have to tap. Looking forward to it even more now that I have Brent’s thumbs up.
by Brian Lynch
February 9th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Brent, thanks for the recos. We get Jack’s and Lord Hobo in Pa and I agree those are very good. Really interested in the Aeronaut next time and my brother lives in Somerville so I will get it next time and try some of the other places you mentioned. Cheers!
by Brian Lynch
January 29th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Thanks for the suggestions from all. The Congress St suggestion and TH visit produced a 2 case haul - with one for me! Mike, the return trip was late so a stop was not possible. TH limited the haul to about 24 compared to the 66 noted above - could be due to weekend. Look forward to drinking next we...
by Brian Lynch
January 25th, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

Thanks. Can you get any at retail around Boston or is that tough?
by Brian Lynch
January 24th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs
Replies: 46
Views: 2166

Sourcing Trillium/Tree House, Boston NEIPAs

My daughter is visiting Boston this weekend. Is there any difficulty getting these beers to drive home. If so can you make any suggestions to source other good NEIPAs if those two are difficult to get in Boston Any others folks would recommend if these are tough to come by. These two don’t make it t...
by Brian Lynch
January 18th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

Belgian Strong or Tripel Russian River - Damnation Unibroue - La Fin du Monde Belgian Qaud Trappist Rochefort 10 Trappist Westvleteren 12 IPA Beachwood - Thrillseeker Society - The Pupil Fort George - Vortex Jason Really enjoyed the Pupil when I visited SD. Did not have time to hit Beachwood - next...
by Brian Lynch
January 16th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Winter Release next Tuesday, Jan 16
Replies: 74
Views: 7011

2018 Rivers-Marie Winter Release next Tuesday, Jan 16

Has anyone tried the 16 SC or Anderson $30 wine? Thoughts

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